Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri (UMH 71)

Call to Worship

Leader: God is in this place. God meets us where we are.

People: We lean into the presence of the Lord as we gather here.

Leader: Jesus teaches us how to live through his example.

People: We model our lives after Jesus.

Leader: Love for Jesus brings us here today.

All:         We gather to worship with great joy. Amen.

Hymn  Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, v.1-3,5 (UMH 139)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message 

Hymn  Blessed Assurance (UMH 369)

Scripture   Mark 8:27-33

   Leader:  The word of God for the people of God.

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Who Is Jesus?

Hymn  What Wonderous Love Is This?  (UMH 292) 

Prayer of Confession

Lord Jesus, we have sinned so many times. We are guilty of pride and unbelief. Forgive us for the wrong we have done, and the good we have left undone. Make us more like you. Enlighten to our minds by the Holy Spirit, strengthen our wills to align with our Creator, and rest our souls in the Salvation of the Son. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

God of Grace, multiply these tithes and offerings so that this church’s ministry and mission can radically change lives. We pray that these gifts may bring honor and praise to you. In the name of Jesus who went to Calvary, we pray. Amen.

Prayers of the People  

Sacrament of Holy Communion

    Confession and Pardon   (UMH 15)

    The Great Thanksgiving

    Sharing the Bread and Cup

Sending Forth  In the Cross of Christ I Glory  (UMH 295)